PROGRAMME DETAILS

Between Brexit and the Deep Blue Sea: Being Irish in a Divided Europe

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
View on map

FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Neil Murphy

DESCRIPTION

The future will see Ireland geographically separated from the rest of the European Union by a post-Brexit Britain. Meanwhile, the refugee crisis and various causes of socio-political unrest continue to put pressure on an increasingly divided Europe. Where do the Irish see themselves in this volatile landscape? Two fiction writers and one performance poet discuss the impact of such upheavals on their writing, and how issues of migration, asylum and integration seep into their works.


This session is made possible with the assistance of Cultural Ireland and is part of Country Focus: Ireland

FEATURING

Cat Brogan

Ireland

Cat Brogan won the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam, featured on Radio 4 and Ireland’s RTE. She holds a master’s in creative writing and education from Goldsmiths and was a full-time spoken word educator in London. Cat received Arts Council England and British Council grants to research spoken word education in Kuala Lumpur. She has presented her work at academic conferences, published in a journal, and has a TEDx Talk. From Northern Ireland, she has performed in 17 countries.

Cat Brogan is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Paul McVeigh was born in Belfast. His work has been performed on stage, radio and television, published in print, and translated into seven languages. He started out as a playwright, with comedy shows performed at the Edinburgh Festival and the West End. He then turned to prose, with short stories published in journals and anthologies and read on BBC radio. The Good Son (2015), Paul’s first novel, won the Polari First Book Prize and the McCrea Literary Award. 

Paul McVeigh is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Irish short story writer Claire Keegan has published the collections Antarctica (1999) and Walk the Blue Fields (2007), as well as the story ‘Foster’ as a standalone book (2010). She has been translated into 15 languages and won numerous awards. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize in 2008, awarded to the strongest collection published in the British Isles, while ‘Foster’ won the 2009 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award, then the world’s richest prize for a single story. 

Claire Keegan is featured in the following SWF event(s):

OTHER EVENTS THAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN:

How Fiction Works

4 Nov, Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Timbre Music Academy, Hall
TICKETED EVENT

Grace In Gravity: The Craft of Characterisation and Setting

5 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Arts House, Blue Room
FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

Grace In Gravity: The Craft of Characterisation and Setting

5 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Arts House, Blue Room
FESTIVAL PASS EVENT